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Council Watch - City Budget Proposes to Penalize People for Helping the Environment December 13, 2012

City Budget Proposes to Penalize People for Helping the Environment

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Council Watch - Council lobbied by industry, votes against the environment November 30, 2012

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2013 Waste Budget fails 70% diversion plan November 19, 2012

On November 29th, Toronto Council voted for the 2013 Waste Budget, and unfortunately, it once again falls far short on the necessary investment and action to achieve Toronto's target of 70% diversion of residential waste. 

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Council Watch - Getting ready for 2040 (&40 days over 40C!) November 19, 2012

A new report predicts Toronto will see drastically more heat waves and rainfall in 2040. The report urges Council to consider these facts to help Toronto prepare for climate change, but City Hall has deferred discussion on it until next year. Some of the report findings:

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Environmental Services Under Attack at City Hall, Again November 18, 2012

At the November 27th City Council Meeting, Council will consider whether to proceed with these cuts. Please call your Councillor today and tell them you do not support cuts to important environmental services.

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Council Watch - Getting Toronto to 80% waste diversion November 02, 2012

Getting Toronto to 80% waste diversion

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Council Watch - Environmental Services Under Threat, Again October 11, 2012

Last year, we worked hard to stop cuts to important environmental services proposed in the Core Service Review. Thankfully, with the help of TEA supporters, most of these cuts were stopped.

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Council Watch - TTCriders give TTC bad grades; summer events in the city August 03, 2012

TTCriders give bad grades to the TTC in report card

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Council Watch - New recyclables for Toronto & a National Transit Strategy August 03, 2012

More recycling for Toronto!

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Council Watch - Maps of toxins in Toronto, answers to your plastic bag questions July 21, 2012

Why is air quality in some areas of Toronto worse than others, and what does that mean for our health? Toronto Public Health's ChemTRAC program can help answer these questions.

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Council Watch - Transit Rollercoaster & a Hot Summer in the City July 13, 2012

Transit riders faced yet another rollercoaster ride in the last few weeks with the birth and death of the OneCity Transit Expansion plan.

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Phase 1 ChemTRAC Summary (2012) June 30, 2012

The ChemTRAC program released Phase 1 data on the use and release of 25 priority toxic substances across Toronto in June 2012. 

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Community Right to Know Updates June 08, 2012

In June 2012, Toronto's ChemTRAC program released the first of many phases of data on toxic substances used and released by businesses and institutions in Toronto.

 

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Council Watch - Comedy Jam June 10; Good Neighbour resource website June 03, 2012

Comedy Jam June 10; Good Neighbour resource website

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Council Watch - City Council report card and TEA's new logo! May 18, 2012

Going in Circles, TEA's new Report Card shows that, as a whole, City Council has made little progress on environmental issues over the last year and a half.

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Council Watch - Mapping TOenviro, water polluters convicted April 30, 2012

Join TEA as we reflect on how to move from defending what we have to building something better.

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Water polluters fined for toxic releases April 18, 2012

Last year, TEA took action during the City budget when Toronto Water attempted to remove some of the water pollution penalties that keep industrial sized companies in check through the Sewers By-law.

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Council Watch - Pennies for TEA & a cleaner Toronto April 06, 2012

Bring us your pennies....or let us pick them up! 

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Council Watch - Transit Victory! March 22, 2012

City Council Approves LRT Rapid Transit Plan for Toronto! 

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Council Watch - Air Quality Study shows health impacts of transportation March 02, 2012

On February 27th, the Board of Health reviewed a groundbreaking air quality study by the Toronto Environment Office looking at health impacts of air pollution in Toronto's downtown east end.

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